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Global CISOs Concerned About Business’ Cybersecurity Readiness

Research by the Ponemon Institute focusing on Chief Information Officers (CISO) worldwide has found worrying levels of business readiness for cybersecurity threats. Drawing on insights from 184 global CISOs, a new F5-comissioned report has highlighted the latest challenges encountered in the increasingly influential role. “This new research provides a unique view into how CISOs are operating in today’s challenging environment,” ... Read More »

Business Risk Profile: The Oil and Natural Gas Sector

Few threats expose the true interdependency of cyber and physical security more than those targeting the oil and natural gas (ONG) sector. After all, oil and natural gas together account for 53 percent of the world’s energy consumption and remain integral determinants of both global trade and the economy. Safeguarding these resources and the systems on which they rely is crucial, especially ... Read More »

Cloud adoption and escalating threats accelerate encryption deployments, finds latest Thales Global Encryption Study

Thales, a leader in critical information systems, cybersecurity and data security, announces the results of its 2017 Global Encryption Trends Study. The report, based on independent research by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Thales, captures how organizations around the world are dealing with compliance, increased threats, and the implementation of encryption to protect their most sensitive data. The report ... Read More »

The Guru Briefing: David Cramer, Vice President at BMC Software

David Cramer,
BMC Software

Ask any top-level security bod and they’ll tell you that they’re sick and tired of their part of the company appearing at odds with the rest of it – despite their shared goals and incentives! So we took a seat with David Cramer, Vice President at BMC Software to get his take on why this seems a natural part of doing ... Read More »

79% of organisations completely mystified by user identities

Capgemini and RSA have teamed up on research into the abilities of organisations in secureing online identities and the results are, well….not good. Actually, pretty bad. After surveying over 800 C-level staff in the US, UK, Germany, France, Benelux and the Nordics, it turns out only one in five (21%) organisations are equipped to securely manage user identities. There were some ... Read More »

Threat of cyber crime drives up salaries for IT security professionals

In response to the growing threat of cyber crime and a number of high profile data breaches, employers are planning significant increases in salaries for IT security specialists this year. Head of Cyber Security and Security Analyst roles will both see salaries increase by 18%, while salaries for more junior security support positions will increase by 7%. Steve Corbett, Associate ... Read More »

NSA hacker-in-chief says that zero-day vulnerabilities have been overstated

A hacker-in-chief from the National Security Agency (NSA) has explained that the consequences of zero-day vulnerabilities, which are undetected exploits that can create software problems, have been overstated by governments and security experts, since focus and persistence are also important when hacking a system. Declarations from Rob Joyce, the NSA’s chief of Tailored Access Operations (TAO), come after the security ... Read More »

FBI director calls for national conversation on threats, saying it lacks capabilities

FBI director James B. Comey has said that national threats require a “national conversation”, particularly as it is struggling to keep up with developments in technology and the ability to surveil and collect data. In a speech given at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, the FBI director marked his first 13 months in the job saying that there are ... Read More »

UK Government rolls out security operations centre

A security operations centre is to be opened by the UK Government for its public sector network (PSN) to be able to respond to threats.   In an email to IT Security Guru, a Cabinet Office spokesperson confirmed that rather than a continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) system, which the US Department of Homeland Security has installed for US Government ... Read More »